Employment law in the UK

Can I be suspended from work without pay?

November 7, 2012

If you’ve been suspended from work or think that you may be suspended from work then one of the first things that you’ll want to find out (apart from, obviously, what the potential consequences of your suspension are) is whether you’re being suspended on pay or not. This post will address this issue and offer […]

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5 tips on whether an employee should compromise their unfair dismissal claim

November 1, 2012

Does the employee have a potential unfair dismissal claim? What prospect of success does their unfair dismissal claim realistically have? What’s a reasonable value for the employee’s potential unfair dismissal claim? How much is the employee being offered in the compromise agreement? Is the termination of the contract of employment acrimonious or not? Does the […]

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Should and can you be sacked for failing a drugs test?

October 1, 2012

Failing a drugs test at work can have serious consequences for your job. Employers take issues such as this extremely seriously and will often take drastic action if you fail or refuse to take a blood test. This can even result in your dismissal if your employer deems it appropriate. If you’ve failed a drugs […]

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TUPE transfers and the issue of ‘an organised grouping of employees’

September 24, 2012

How important is the connection between a service provision change and ‘an organised grouping of employees‘ under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE)? Recent cases have highlighted the difficulty in interpreting the meaning of ‘an organised grouping of employees‘ under the regulations.  A service provision change is where a service provider […]

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My employer’s taking ages to respond to my grievance. What are my options?

September 5, 2012

If you’ve submitted a grievance at work then it goes without saying that you’re experiencing a problem at work – a problem that’s exercising you enough to force you to take formal action to redress it. Whether this problem is being caused by difficult co-workers, an overburden of work, a medical condition or any other reason you […]

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What is philosophical belief discrimination?

August 20, 2012

Religious and philosophical belief discrimination is a fairly common problem at work. If you suspect that you’re being discriminated against at work on the grounds of a philosophical belief then you’ll want to know what your rights are and how you can potentially enforce them to protect yourself. This post will therefore look at: What is […]

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Can I be refused a job because of my criminal record? (Legal Q&A)

January 31, 2012

Employers in England and Wales can use the Disclosure service of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) to check whether job applicants have a criminal record. If you are applying for a job, as an applicant you will be sent a copy of the same disclosure that a potential employer sees. The CRB has no role […]

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